Thursday, September 16, 2010
Today we went to Johns Hopkins Hospital to participate in Flashes Of Hope. Flashes of Hope is a non profit organization that creates uplifting portraits of children fighting life threatening illnesses. Gemma and Teresa were invited to participate .
What started out as a nice day soon turned into a day filled with uncertainty .When we arrived at the hospital we were told we could not leave the garage because the hospital was on lock down. After 30 minutes we were aloud to enter the hospital. There were police everywhere and the halls were completely empty. Once in the room we were told the hospital was on lock down AGAIN . There was a shooting on floor 8 and we were on floor 9 and the suspect had not been apprehended. A young man had entered the hospital and was not happy with his mothers care , went up to her room and shot the doctor . From there the story became a little confusing . Some said he took the mother hostage and then shot her and himself. This is still unclear. But during this entire time the girls were having their photos taken and unaware of anything else going on . Since we were on lock down for a long time , the photographer just kept taking photos of the girls . He must of taken over 100 photos.
I had dressed the girls in coordinating colors but soon found out that the photos would be taken in black and white . Oh well , they looked cute anyway.
After several hours we were allowed to leave the hospital.
I wish I could say a fun day was had by all , well for the girls it was fun . They even had their makeup done( Lip gloss) ,which they just loved ! For Ed and I it was a little unnerving , but we made it home safely !
Posted by Our Family at 9/16/2010 03:46:00 PM